Updated: Aug 19
Lahuy Island is the biggest island of all the islands in the peninsular town of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines, stretching almost 10 kilometers in length. Its location is on the Pacific coast facing the open ocean water of the Pacific Ocean on the eastern tip. Lahuy island consists of Four barangays, namely, Daraga, Gata, Gogon, and Oring.
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Lahuy island has now become a rising tourism adventure site drawing thousands of tourists to feed their curiosity about the island. It has excellent potential to become one of the main destinations in the Philippines by its unique characters, perfect escapade destination with beige sugary fine sands, unspoiled surroundings, and the great ocean waves.
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Though getting thronged by tourists at present, there is still lots more to do to utilize its full potential to become among the prime destinations.
The island draws intense admiration for its aquamarine ocean water and the blending of the green mountain scenery with the beautiful shorelines. Not to mention also the welcoming and hospitable residents of the island who are ready to accommodate visitors.
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Visiting Lahuy from the mainland of Caramoan has several points of take-off:
Bikal Port – The main port
Paniman Port – Alternative port
Tabgon Port – Alternative port
On my way to Lahuy, Bikal port was my take-off point, and I learned that most passengers were using this port for their daily trips to Lahuy and other islands nearby.
Here are some quick facts that you need to know:
From the Town Proper to Bikal Port
Distance: 4.6 Km
Travel Time: 4 – 6 minutes
Public Transport Available: Tricycle, motorbike ride
From Bikal Boat Terminal to Lahuy Island (Daraga)
Main Port of take-off – Bikal boat terminal
Distance: 20 Km
Travel Time: 35 Minutes during low tide, and 45 Minutes to more than 1 hour during high tide
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Boat Rental Cost
For the island hopping boat rental, the price for the whole day is P2500.00
- Boat's maximum Capacity is 12 passengers
- But, following the municipal tourism rules for safety, each boat is limited to 8 passengers, excluding the crew.
- More than eight passengers, you need to rent two boats.
- Passengers should all be provided with a life vest by the boat operators
- You can arrange the boat rental at the Bikal port/boat terminal.
Islands & Places To Visit
Manlawi Floating Cottages
Isla Soledad Resort
Guinahoan Light House
Depend on your arrangement with the boat operators.
The most exciting fact about Manlawi sandbar is that it is a tidal island that surfaces during low and submerges during high tides. This unique character of the island is the one that makes the sandbar unique from all the islands and shoals in this peninsular town of Camarines Sur and draws the curiosity of the visitors. Floating cottages are available here for rental.
Plunging and immerging from and to the water directly from the cottage, enjoy getting swayed by the waves, sensing the touch of the ocean breeze in the middle of the sea; Manlawi Sandbar is the perfect place to do it on Lahuy Island. Floating cottages are available here for rental. Manlawi sandbar is in Barangay Daraga. Please click this link: DARAGA, LAHUY ISLAND, CARAMOAN, CAMARINES SUR, PHILIPPINES (underratedadventures.com)
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Isla Soledad is an island resort with two different ocean waves mood; tranquil on one side and splashy to rough waves on the other side of the resort. So, the guests have the luxury of choosing which condition of the sea they want to plunge into: the eastern side with exciting waves rushing in calm weather that get rougher during the windy season or whenever there is impending nasty weather. At the same time, the western side gives you clear, calm seawater that allows you to see the ocean bed under its crystal-clear water.
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Road Networks in Lahuy Island
The road networks in Lahuy Island are only within each barangay
No roads connecting the four barangays or the entire island
The only way to get to the other barangay is through boat rides.
No source of potable water supply.
The drinking water supplies are from the mainland, but bottled waters are available in mini-stores in each barangay.
Water for washing and bathing is available, but you need the patience to fetch water from the open pit wells.
There are areas with excellent mobile phone and internet signal
But there are areas with poor signal or dead spots.
What To Expect On the Way To Lahuy
During high tide, the sea trip may go well but expect a slower run because of a strong current and waves the boat needs to deal with along the way.
During low tide, the trip may go faster, but the skippers would take extra precautions to ensure that the boat would not skid to the ocean floors because there are plenty of shallow areas on the way to Lahuy.
Traveling at a low tide would allow you to see the ocean floors with corals and seaweeds and the sudden drop in the water depth of the underwater escarpment.